Faculty Feature Articles

Ibrahim Affaneh

“I find education to be a major component and the major requirement in life. You have education, you can do anything else.”

Prashanth Bharadwaj

He dreams of globalizing IUP to the extent that it becomes known as “International University of Pennsylvania.”

Geoffrey Tickell

An Australian at heart, Geoffrey Tickell joined IUP’s Accounting Department in 2006 after a teaching career in the land down under.

Joette Wisnieski

As she sits in Eberly 308L, Joette Wisnieski helps students with their advising with a smile on her face, her curly hair akin to her bubbly personality.

Sekhar Anantharaman

IUP Accounting professor Sekhar Anantharaman’s academic career did not begin in his current field. A competitive entrance exam in his home country of India to get into engineering school started it off. After deciding he didn’t want to become an engineer, he looked around for other possibilities, and he found accounting.

Ramesh Soni

A man who loves to involve himself in service, Ramesh Soni of the Management Department has served on most, if not all, university-wide committees over the years.

Madan Batra

Most college students at 20 years of age wouldn’t think about stepping in front of a class and teaching, but Madan Batra did.

Kim Anderson

An accounting career that began at the age of 21 has grown and developed over the years. Now in her twenty-first year at IUP, Kim Anderson says that mentoring students and helping them with resume writing, interviewing, and landing a job are very rewarding to her.

Abbas Ali

A published writer of more than 200 articles and columns says he is still “trying to be a writer.”

Krish Krishnan

“I worked in chemical engineering for a couple of years. Then I got bored.”

Richard Hoover

A law school graduate with dreams of working in the entertainment industry, but who instead ended up living in Romania and raising millions of dollars in investments with a friend he says was closer than a brother.

Stephen Osborne

Retired from the corporate world, but not from work, native Pittsburgher Stephen Osborne began his academic career at the university where he plans to stay until his “second retirement.”

Parimal Bhagat

Papers on the desk, books on shelves, two computer monitors, and landscapes on his walls await anyone who walks into Eberly 402A, the office of Parimal Bhagat, the Marketing Department chair.